Award-winning West End and Broadway star and two-time Olivier Award nominee Michael D. Xavier will play Henry Higgins. Most recently Michael starred on screen with recurring roles in Grantchester (ITV), Outlander (Amazon), Gentleman Jack (BBC) and in The Blacklist (NBC). Michael spent an incredibly successful year on Broadway in 2017, reprising his role as Joe Gillis opposite Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard and in Hal Prince’s hit show Prince Of Broadway. Michael was nominated for two Olivier … [Read more...]
Book Tickets for Musicals in London 2022 - 2023
Book Tickets for London Musicals 2022 - 2023
Here is our guide to some of the best shows in London's West End, including long-running musicals such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Disney's The Lion King to new shows, such as Mary Poppins, Moulin Rouge and Pretty Woman.
What are some of the most popular London musicals?
There are a variety of popular London musicals that cater to a range of interests and preferences. For example, the long-running musical Les Misérables continues to be a popular choice for theatre-goers, while newer musicals such as Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have also been well-received. Other popular musicals currently playing in London include The Lion King, Wicked, Mamma Mia!, and The Phantom of the Opera.
What are the origins of London musicals?
The origins of London musicals can be traced back to the city's rich history of theatre and music. The first professional theatre in London was the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, which opened in 1663. This theatre was home to many of the city's most popular musicals, including The Beggar's Opera (1728), The Maid of the Mill (1765), and The Beggar's Opera (1728).
How have London musicals evolved over time?
The history of London musicals is a long and rich one, dating back to the early days of the city's theatre scene. The first musicals in London were probably those that were performed in the city's inns and taverns, which were popular entertainment venues in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These early musicals were often quite bawdy and featured crude humor and sexually suggestive lyrics. As the city's theatre scene grew and developed, so did its musicals.
How expensive are London musicals?
There is no definitive answer to this question as the cost of London musicals can vary greatly depending on a number of factors. The price of a ticket will usually depend on the popularity of the show, the venue, the time of year and the day of the week. For example, a musical that is playing at a popular West End theatre is likely to be more expensive than one playing at a smaller venue.
London West End Shows
Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new cast members joining the critically acclaimed new production of LES MISÉRABLES at the Sondheim Theatre from Tuesday 27 September 2022. Joining the company from 27 September will be David Thaxton as Javert, Ava Brennan as Fantine, Robert Tripolino as Marius, Nathania Ong as Éponine and Lulu-Mae Pears as Cosette. They join Jon Robyns as Jean Valjean, Gerard Carey as Thénardier, Josefina Gabrielle as Madame Thénardier and Jordan Shaw as … [Read more...]
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera has returned to its home, Her Majesty’s Theatre London. Experience the thrill of the West End’s most haunting love story, starring double Olivier Award nominee Killian Donnelly as The Phantom, Lucy St. Louis as Christine Daaé and Matt Blaker as Raoul. The Phantom Awaits... Read our interview with Kelly Glyptis who stars as Carlotta. Q: You have recently joined the cast of The Phantom of the Opera playing the role of Carlotta - can … [Read more...]
The producers of ROCK OF AGES are thrilled to announce full casting and additional dates for the UK tour starring Kevin Kennedy as ‘Dennis Dupree’ alongside Cameron Sharp as ‘Stacee Jaxx’ from Tuesday 23 August when the show opens in Inverness. The cast also includes Natalie Winsor as ‘Justice’, David Breeds as ‘Franz Klinenmann’ and Tianna Sealy-Jewiss joins the ensemble. They join returning cast members Sam Turrell as ‘Drew’, Gabriella Williams as ‘Sherrie’, Vicki Manser as ‘Regina’, Joe Gash … [Read more...]
Sha Dessi graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2021 and is currently making her professional theatre debut as Éponine in Les Misérables. Q: From an aspiring actress at a young age, what were your dreams? Sha: Simply to choose a career that I could see myself being excited about for a long time. There is so much variety in terms of projects in the entertainment industry. I just wanted to contribute to theatre in whatever way I could, it is the thing that moves me most. … [Read more...]
The merchandise stand is selling, amongst other items, the DVDs of the 1992 film Sister Act and its 1993 sequel Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, but don’t expect to hear any of the songs from the films in the musical adaptation. With a relocation of the narrative from San Francisco, CA to Philadelphia, PA, a distance of 2,876 miles, thrown in, this production was supposed to feature Whoopi Goldberg – though filming schedules and other commitments meant it didn’t quite work in the end. Instead, … [Read more...]
Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 10th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre. We are delighted to announce that Victoria Alsina, Laurel Sumberg and Heidi Williams will join Maisie Mardle in the title role of Matilda, with their first performances from 13th September 2022. The role of Miss Honey will be played by Lauren Byrne and Rakesh Boury and Amy Ellen … [Read more...]